Issue 1628

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • Officers appeal for witnesses to fatal A2 collision
  • Dashcam sought after Canterbury collision
  • Variety of birds stolen in rural parts of East Kent
  • Necklaces, rings and a commemorative brooch stolen in Herne Bay
  • CCTV released following Sevenoaks robbery
  • Mobility scooter stolen in Tenterden
  • Tool thefts from vans in Kings Hill

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • Safety advice after reported phone scam in Gravesend

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • Drug dealers jailed after getting stuck in Medway traffic
  • Burglar caught on camera forcing window with garden fork
  • Life sentence for Tunbridge Wells murderer

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Wednesday 23rd January

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • Warrants carried out across Kent and London as officers clamp down on county lines
  • Arrests after officers track down stolen property to Yalding
  • Theft of trailers from Folkestone
  • Officers charge two men following Gravesend drug warrants
  • Road safety checks uncover traffic offences in Canterbury
  • Man charged with possessing cocaine in Ashford
  • Arrest made after officers spat at in Deal
  • Disturbance at Maidstone bar leads to charges for Medway resident
  • London man charged with drug offences in Canterbury

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Tuesday 22nd January

  • Recall: Batterytec - Battery Charger

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • ‘Stay Alive’ app helping people in Kent and Medway
  • Kent Kicks Off Support for Change4Life Campaign
  • Transport consultations launched into bus services in Maidstone and West Malling

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • Notification
  • Fire at Dartford High Street premises
  • Crash car rescue in Canterbury
  • Sunlight reflecting off mirror sparks bedroom fire in Ashford

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • Kent and Medway stroke review meeting on 14 February
  • Stay Alive app helping people in Kent and Medway
  • Help us help you to keep warm and well this winter

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Wednesday 23rd January

  • Safer Internet Day 2019 is almost here

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • Bogus ‘Majorca Holidays’ Facebook Page Using Bora Bora Trip as Bait
  • ‘We Have Arranged Payment’ Malware Email

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Mobile Network TPO Set To Appoint Administrators - What Are Your Rights?

The "ethical" mobile network could be just days from collapse, affecting thousands of customers.

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


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Volunteers & Watch Liaison Officer (Maidstone Police Station)

An opportunity has arisen for a Volunteers & Watch Liaison Officer to provide support to policing and engagement with the community across the West Division, based at Maidstone by assisting with the recruitment, selection and management of volunteers and supporting the creation and smooth running of local neighbourhood watch schemes.

Click HERE for full details on the Kent Police website.


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Volunteer As A Support Warden

Have you thought about volunteering in your local community? If you have, the exciting new volunteer support warden role might be right for you.

Click HERE for full details on the Kent County Council website.


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Which? Issues Warning As Scammers Target NatWest And RBS Customers

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) customers are potentially being targeted by scammers, Which? can reveal, after hearing from victims who lost a staggering £350,000 in all.

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


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Which? Uncovers Fake Five-star Reviews Flooding Amazon

Over 700 'suspicious' reviews of an Amazon's Choice product have now been removed, after being flagged by a Which? reader

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


Sevenoaks and Swanley


We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Ash and New Ash Green
Coltstead
in Ash-cum-ridley
Between 12:01am on Monday 7th of January and 2:30pm on Thursday 10th of January. Front and back number plates were stolen from a vehicle.
Manor Forstal
in New Ash Green
On Sunday 23rd of December between 12:01am and 12:15am. A vehicle parked in the road was keyed.
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge
Ovenden Road
in Sundridge
On Monday 21st of January between 9:25am and 11:40am. A house has been burgled, cash and jewellery stolen and a messy search conducted.
Cowden and Hever
High Street
in Cowden
On Friday 18th of January between 4:30am and 5:02am. Vehicle catalytic converter stolen and downstairs front window damaged, in a possible attempt to gain entry to property.
Dunton Green and Riverhead
London Road
in Dunton Green
On Tuesday 22nd of January between 7:15am and 8:02am. Someone stole a dumper truck and a 1 tonne digger from the front driveway of a residential property whilst left unattended for a short time.
Breething Road
in Dunton Green
On Saturday 19th of January between 12:01am and 11:21pm. Garage was broken into overnight among the items stolen were a set of golf clubs which were later recovered.
Edenbridge South and West
Marsh Green Road
in Edenbridge
Between 8:04pm on Wednesday 16th of January and 1:30am on Saturday 19th of January. Person/s have broken into outbuildings and taken various items.
Park View Close
in Edenbridge
On Thursday 20th of December between 10:50pm and 11:02pm. A shed at a residential property was broken into.
Marsh Green Road
in Edenbridge
Between 12:01am on Friday 18th of January and 12:00pm on Tuesday 22nd of January. A container was broken into and fishing equipment was stolen.
Eynsford
Pollyhaugh
in Eynsford
On Saturday 19th of January between 12:01am and 7:00am. Access was gained to the vehicle overnight and clothes were stolen from inside.
Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth
Saxon Place
in Horton Kirby and South Darenth
On Sunday 23rd of December between 12:27am and 12:48am. A shed at a residential property was broken into.
Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount
Old London Road
in Badgers Mount
On Tuesday 22nd of January between 7:30am and 4:30pm. A Ford Transit van parked in the road was broken into and various items were stolen.
Kemsing
Rushymead
in Kemsing
On Sunday 20th of January around 1:35am. A garage has been broken into and numerous tools were among the items stolen.
Oxenhill Road
in Kemsing
Between 5:30pm on Wednesday 16th of January and 7:08pm on Thursday 17th of January. A Mercedes C200, FY56***, was stolen from a driveway.
Oxenhill Road
in Kemsing
Between 5:30pm on Wednesday 16th of January and 7:08pm on Thursday 17th of January. A Mercedes has been stolen from a residential driveway.
Seal and Weald
Church Street
in Seal
Between 4:00pm on Monday 24th of December and 11:00am on Wednesday 26th of December. A Toyota Corolla parked in the road was broken into. Still awaiting list of stolen property.
Sevenoaks Town and St. John's
The Drive
in Sevenoaks
On Friday 18th of January between 12:01am and 8:00am. A Volvo XC90 parked in the road was broken into. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Swanley St. Mary
Woodview Road
in Swanley
On Tuesday 22nd of January between 9:00pm and 9:15pm. A window was smashed by a missile (probably a catapult) at a residential property.

Tonbridge and Malling

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • Local Plan moves forward with submission to Secretary of State
  • Staff at Total Worldfresh carry out Tonbridge litter pick

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Aylesford North and Walderslade
Forstal Road
in Aylesford
Between 12:01am on Monday 21st of January and 9:00am on Tuesday 22nd of January. Someone attempted to break into the community centre damaging a door. No access gained.
Aylesford South
Sycamore Drive
in Aylesford
On Monday 21st of January around 12:23pm. A residential property was broken into.
East Malling
Lavender Road
in East Malling and Larkfield
On Saturday 19th of January around 11:20pm. Damage was caused to a window of a property.
Blatchford Close
in East Malling and Larkfield
On Tuesday 22nd of January around 12:00am. A window was smashed in a door at a residential property.
Hadlow and East Peckham
Bells Farm Road
in East Peckham
On Sunday 20th of January between 2:27am and 3:06am. An excavator has been stolen.
Hildenborough
Leigh Road
in Hildenborough
On Monday 21st of January around 7:08pm. Two men were seen breaking into outbuildings. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Scabharbour Road
in Hildenborough
Between 4:30pm on Tuesday 22nd of January and 7:00am on Wednesday 23rd of January. A container and a shed at a property have been broken into. Still awaiting list of stolen property.
Judd
Clare Avenue
On Thursday 27th of December around 12:16am. A window was smashed on a Vauxhall Astra parked in the road.
Larkfield South
Maple Close
in East Malling and Larkfield
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 16th of January and 11:59pm on Tuesday 22nd of January. A residential property was broken into.
Medway
Garden Road
Between 5:00pm on Saturday 22nd of December and 4:54pm on Thursday 27th of December. Person/s have prised open and the metal sheet and metal chain used to lock the door had been taken.

Tunbridge Wells

Checked : Friday 25th January. Updated : Thursday 24th January

  • Holocaust Memorial Day Sunday 27 January

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Capel
Acorn Close
in Capel
Between 9:00pm on Monday 24th of December and 10:15am on Tuesday 25th of December. A Vauxhall Corsa parked in a driveway had paint sprayed down one side.
Culverden
Grosvenor Road
Between 9:00am on Tuesday 18th of December and 9:00am on Thursday 20th of December. Damage has been caused to the window and doors of the kitchen due to a possible attempted break in.
Frittenden and Sissinghurst
Golford Road
in Cranbrook & Sissinghurst
On Thursday 17th of January between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. A vehicle was broken into.
Digdog Lane
in Frittenden
On Tuesday 22nd of January between 10:00am and 8:00pm. A Toyota vehicle was stolen from outside a property. The vehicle was later found burnt out.
Park
Willicombe Park
Between 12:00pm on Wednesday 12th of December and 11:59pm on Wednesday 26th of December. A silver Peugot 206, VU06***, was stolen from private land.
Pembury
Bellfield Road
in Pembury
On Saturday 19th of January around 10:26pm. A shed at a residential property was broken into.
Sherwood
North Farm Lane
On Wednesday 9th of January between 4:00pm and 5:11pm. A secured bicycle has been stolen.
Knights Way
On Saturday 19th of January between 7:45pm and 8:15pm. Business has reported a break in where suspects stole £350 from two arcades within the premises.
St. John's
Montgomery Road
On Tuesday 22nd of January around 12:00am. A residential property was broken into and car keys taken. The vehicle, a VW Polo, was stolen using the keys but crashed nearby.

Maidstone


We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Allington
Beaver Road
On Friday 21st of December between 8:15am and 5:10pm. Fittings have been removed from a vehicle whilst it was left in a park and ride car park.
Coxheath and Hunton
The Cottages
in East Farleigh
Between 5:30pm on Tuesday 15th of January and 7:45am on Wednesday 16th of January. Person/s have attempted to break into a container.
Gallants Lane
in East Farleigh
On Thursday 27th of December between 5:00pm and 10:56pm. A rear number plate was stolen from a vehicle parked in the road.
Detling and Thurnham
Detling Hill
in Thurnham
On Friday 21st of December between 12:01am and 4:46am. Lorry curtain has been slashed and unknown items have been stolen from inside.
East
Wheeler Street
On Sunday 13th of January around 12:00am. Person/s have broken into a business. Still awaiting list of stolen property.
Quarry Square
On Sunday 20th of January between 2:46pm and 4:46pm. Unoccupied flat broken into via small front window. Flat was broken into. Still awaiting list of stolen property.
Harrietsham and Lenham
Old Ham Lane
in Lenham
On Sunday 23rd of December around 10:46pm. Lead was stolen from a residential property's roof.
Heath
Sissinghurst Drive
On Tuesday 15th of January between 9:00pm and 9:30pm. Offenders tried to get in through the window, and when owner heard the noise, they screamed and offender ran away.
High Street
Pudding Lane
Between 6:30pm on Friday 18th of January and 11:00am on Sunday 20th of January. Property was broken into and a search carried out.
Old Tovil Road
On Sunday 23rd of December around 8:00pm. A Vauxhall Corsa parked in the road was broken into. Still awaiting list of stolen property.
Albion Place
On Monday 24th of December between 1:00pm and 1:26pm. A Ford Kuga parked in the road had nails put in the tyres.
Church Street
On Tuesday 22nd of January between 12:01am and 8:30am. A mountain bike was stolen from outside a residential property.
Kingsley Road
Between 11:00pm on Thursday 10th of January and 3:50pm on Friday 11th of January. A Vauxhall Corsa was parked on Kingsley Rd. When the owner went back they noticed it is missing. They checked with the Council to make sure they have not taken the vehicle then reported it as stolen.
Leeds
Charlesford Avenue
in Broomfield and Kingswood
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 26th of December and 10:30am on Thursday 27th of December. A Ssangyong Tivoli parked in the road was broken into. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Loose
Old Loose Hill
in Loose
On Wednesday 26th of December between 5:30pm and 9:30pm. Windows were smashed on a Renault Clio parked in the road.
Pickering Street
in Loose
On Saturday 19th of January around 12:00am. A Mercedes vehicle has been stolen from a driveway.
Park Wood
Wallis Avenue
On Tuesday 22nd of January around 4:02am. A brick was thrown through a window at a residential property.
Shepway North
Hampshire Drive
On Thursday 17th of January between 5:00pm and 9:30pm. A white Ford Transit van, NA13***, was stolen from the road.
Sutton Valence and Langley
Lower Road
in Sutton Valence
On Tuesday 22nd of January between 12:01am and 7:01pm. A residential property has been broken in to - access was gained through downstairs window. Property has been stolen form within.